Folks, this is it. This is the end. The last box in this amazing collection. This collection was willed to me when the original collector passed away after a battle with cancer. Actually, the 2nd anniversary of his passing was only 10 days ago. I was tasked with finding a new home for the collection, preferably as a whole. He spent a significant portion of his life creating this unbelievable gathering of die-cast cars. I decided that, before I went through figuring out the collection’s next destination, I wanted to see what was there. During visits with him, I got to see little snippets here and there...the new acquisitions that he was proudest of...but, I never saw it as a whole until I was there with a U-haul and an SUV to pack it up. While I wanted to look through it, I also wanted to share it - after all, what’s a huge collection of anything worth if you don’t share it with others??

The first post was all the way back in December of 2016, which means it too me 13 months plus 10 days to go through this process with the whole thing. I tried to break it up into sections based arbitrarily on where the boxes were gathered in my garage. Since each post had links to every earlier post, I did this in an effort to make the that list of links too long. I feel like I started off doing a better job of putting more information in the earlier posts and it started to peeter out as similar boxes of cars kept showing up and I started to struggle with finding unique things to say about each one. But, in the end we got there! Sometimes my titles were witty....sometimes they were a stretch, but, I did my best! I’m not a professional writer after all (at least not yet!).

Anyway, here’s probably the most important statistic: the total number. Drum roll please...........................................................................14,392.

I know, what a pitiful number, right!?

Now, to anyone thinking this collection might be for them or for someone they know, I’m open to suggestions and offers, but, I am going to be keeping some of them for myself, my friends and my family. In the coming weeks I’ll be going through those to make sure I’ve not kept any duplicates and I’ll document which cars are no longer part of the main collection.

Thank you all so very much for sticking with me, for reading all these posts and for the details about some of the cars. It wasn’t a surprise, but the collective knowledge here is absolutely incredible.


Now, without further ado, here it is. The LAST box: We’ll call it Mopar Mayhem...and I’m betting you know what’s coming next...













Box 116 - Not Long Now

Box 115 - Tomica, That’s What it Was!

Box 114 - Ursa Major-ette

Box 113 - TV Land’s Best

Box 112 - All About the 1/4 Mile


Box 110 - Sonata in E Major-ette

Box 109 - A-van-t Garde

Box 108 - Xyzal...Or Something Like That...

Box 107 - Final Fantasy

Box 106 - Yes.

Box 105 - Lesney of the Highest Order

Box 104 - The Queen’s Corgis

Box 103 - Who Doesn’t Love the 70's?

Box 102 - Ice Table Truckers

Box 101 - Oldies But Goodies

Box 100 - Honda Bro!

Box 99 - Saving Private Ryan(‘s Tank)

Box 98 - Just a Couple Cars

Box 97 - Road Champs or Racing Champions?

Box 96 - Playarts and Crafts

Box 95 - Lesney is Moreney

Box 94 - Karate Kidco!

Box 93 - Yes, Majorette

Box 92 - Friend the Police

Box 91 - Rescue Dogs

Box 90 - Pontiac Fo’ Life

Box 89 - Yatming Vase

Box 88 - Lesney In Da House

Box 87 - Vantasia on Ice

Box 86 - Yatming Galore

Box 85 - Johnny Lightning Be Good

Box 84- Classic Huksy Stuff

Box 83 - Vantastic!

Box 82 - Those Big Totes Were Heavy!

Box 81 - Still doin’ it.

Box 80 - Line Up!

Box 79 - Unbox All The Cars!

Box 78 -Peak Weirdness

Box 77 - It’s Getting Weird...

Box 76 - The Die-Cast Salvage Yard

Box 75 - Romeo and HW

Box 74 - Of Course it’s HW!

Box 73 - The World of DSM

Box 72 - Mix ‘n Match

Box 71 - Back Again!

Box 70 - Match in the Box

Box 69 - Always with the HW

Box 68 - A Hidden Box of Matchbox

Box 67 - Even More HW!

Box 66 - Let the HW Times Roll....some more.

Box 65 - HW is forever.

Box 64 - HW, HW, Get Your HW Here!

Box 63 - Are We There Yet?

Box 62 - The Energizer of Die-Cast

Part 3 (Boxes 28-61) 

Part 2 (Boxes 15-27)

Part 1 (Boxes 1-14)